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Arizona Pup Finds His Match in Washington State Because of You

by Bethany Meissner

Sometimes a dog needs to travel a long way to find his happily ever after. Luckily for Cotton, a Maltese dog in Arizona, he had help getting to Washington State where he found his very own forever home.

Cotton was one of 140 dogs and cats who took a Flight to Freedom out of Arizona in March 2018. He, along with 26 other animals, ended up at the Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center). The NOAH Center opened in 2003 and is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, and treatable homeless dogs and cats.

When Cotton arrived, he had serious dental problems and needed dental work the day after he arrived. Veterinarians removed several of his teeth and gave the rest a deep cleaning. Thankfully the shelter in Arizona had warned The NOAH Center, so they were ready to give Cotton the care he needed.

Cotton had some extra help besides his great dental cleaning. He also had some great nutritious Halo food at The NOAH Center! Because of you, Halo, GreaterGood.org, and Freekibble.com are able to donate more than 1.5 million bowls of Halo dog and cat food to shelters every year. We’ve been told by shelter professionals that this food is a huge help for animals looking for homes, and that the quality helps more pets get adopted. Regardless of whether dogs eat regular, grain-free, or vegan dog food (meat-free dog food) from Halo, they always get great nutrition that helps them look and feel their best.

After a few days of recovery the seven-year-old dog showed “a puppy-like zest for life” and “kept the staff and volunteers in stitches” according to Stacie Ventura, The NOAH Center’s executive director. She mentioned that Cotton “had a fun little happy dance he did whenever someone looked into his suite.” Cotton’s “happy-go-lucky attitude and over-the-top cuteness had adopters lining up,” Stacie said.

It wasn’t long before Cotton met Sandra. Stacie described Sandra as “a very sweet retired woman looking for a dog to be her sole companion.” Well, as Stacie put it, “it was an immediate love connection” between Cotton and Sandra. You can see how happy they look in Cotton’s adoption photo. Stacie added that that The NOAH Center is grateful for the support and partnership that allows them to feed their shelter and foster pets high quality food. She also said that The NOAH Center is “so grateful to participate in the Flight to Freedom program and offer amazing animals like Cotton the chance to find their Happy Tails!” We’re grateful for all of you who make it possible!